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Monday, February 6, 2012

Review: Figs & Rouge Organic Balms


Have you ever wanted one product to do everything? 

I don't think I ever have actually... when it comes to product I'm sort of a "more is more" type of gal. Putting that aside, I am quite taken with Figs & Rouge's little wonder balms that do pretty much everything and smell amazing while they do it.




Figs & Rouge Balms come in handful of scents, but I chose the ChocoVanilla and Pomegranate. The scents of these are amazing. The ChocoVanilla is just that, a burst of fresh dark coco with a slightly sweet true vanilla finish. The Pomegranate has a bright, fresh scent of a tart pomegranate. It has the citrusy tones of the real thing and is luckily not the syrupy take that I was expecting. I love how each sent is housed in a differently designed tin. The vintage styling is adorable and reminds me of the balms and ointments my nan always had. 

When I first opened the tins, I noticed that the product was not smooth looking like I expected. It almost looked curdled. I dipped my finger into the product to find that it has a soft, but gritty texture, not unlike sugar that has been creamed with butter. I did initially wonder if this would make it a terrible texture for use as lip balm, but I quickly realized the grittiness melts away on contact with your skin. The balms absorb quite quickly on skin, and leave only the slightest greasy residue when initially applied. Within a minute or two you are left with nothing but seriously soft skin and a sweet scent. On lips, they are light feeling, non sticky, with a glossy shine. They are not oily feeling and last for a few hours. I like them for use with drier formulas of lipstick as they both protect and moisturize but also add a bit of shine.



I know I've stated this already but these balms do everything! The obvious use being for lips, and a great balm this is for dry, chapped, winter lips, but you can also use this for dry skin on any part of your body. Now, I was a bit hesitant to use it on my face, but as a reviewer it is my duty to test, so test I did. I started off by just using a bit on my nose (always a dry spot) and when I had nothing but good results, I started using it on other dry facial areas. I can proudly state that I suffered no ill effects what so ever. The balm is great on feet, cuticles, as a eyebrow groomer, as aromatherapy (dabbed on pulse points) as a cleanser to remove makeup, and you can even dab it on dry areas throughout the day and it won't disturb makeup. I have yet to try that, but I will keep it in mind as my chin/mouth area and nose often get dry throughout the day.

I am so glad that I took a chance on these little balms. At $8 each they are defiantly worth trying out. They are available from a variety of retailers but I ordered mine from Hip Apotheca. Have you tried these?






4 comments:

  1. You are brave, I don't know that I could have tried this on my skin!

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  2. I admit I wanted to try these because Emma Watson supposedly loves them... but I keep hearing nothing but great things!

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  3. Both of those flavours sound delightful, and the tins would be so nice to whip out throughout the day to calm dry spots! Envious and wish we had this in Australia!

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  4. I haven't tried this product, but I would like to. I started getting the ingredients to make my own, but after realizing how expensive it is just for the ingredients, I can appreciate getting it already made, especially organic.

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